New Jersey Osprey Population Continues to Climb

New Jersey's naitive population of Osprey's hit a record level last year with 515 identified nests throughout the region. Osprey's are a predatory bird who faced extinction in recent decades. As recently as 1970 the number of Osprey's in the region dropped as low as only 60 pairs left in the wild. This drop in numbers was mainly attributed to both loss of habitat as well as the introduction of pesticides such as DTD. However thanks to numerous enviormental efforts that trend has been reversing. To find out more about NJ's Ospreys take a look at the DEP report here. http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/ensp/raptor_info.htm#osprey